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Designing a new career development course: The ultimate CPD professional development & practice (2020)
Journal Article
Thomson, T., & Colechin, K. (2020). Designing a new career development course: The ultimate CPD professional development & practice. Career Matters, 8(2), 31

areer development practitioners are so keen to develop others that they often neglect their own development needs. So what if you were given a project that became a never-ending CPD journey? That's what happened to Kate and myself, both career consul... Read More about Designing a new career development course: The ultimate CPD professional development & practice.

The political is personal: Brexit and the career aspirations of UK undergraduates (2019)
Journal Article
McCrory, M., & Thomson, T. (in press). The political is personal: Brexit and the career aspirations of UK undergraduates. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4202

Findings from a small-scale qualitative research project exploring the impact of Brexit on the career aspirations of final year students at a UK university reveal the centrality of values and emotion in career decision-making. Although not conclusive... Read More about The political is personal: Brexit and the career aspirations of UK undergraduates.

Brexit: The political is personal. Values and emotion in career thinking (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Thomson, T. (2019, April). Brexit: The political is personal. Values and emotion in career thinking. Paper presented at Employability across Europe

How is Brexit impacting on the future plans of UK undergraduates? This small-scale research study, conducted in 2017,seeks to better understand the impact of political events on career thinking. Updated for this conference, we learn if the participa... Read More about Brexit: The political is personal. Values and emotion in career thinking.

What happens when politics and career dreams collide? Considering the impact of Brexit on graduate career aspirations (2018)
Book Chapter
Thomson, T. (in press). What happens when politics and career dreams collide? Considering the impact of Brexit on graduate career aspirations. In A. Diver (Ed.), Employability via Higher Education: sustainability as scholarshipSpringer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26342-3_15

The EU Referendum revealed a deeply divided society, with 18-24 year olds voting overwhelmingly for Remain (Moore, 2016). For those students who started their university education within the EU and find themselves graduating in a country that is perc... Read More about What happens when politics and career dreams collide? Considering the impact of Brexit on graduate career aspirations.

Careers in times of social and political change: The impact of Brexit on UK undergraduates' perception of career (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Thomson, T. (2018, May). Careers in times of social and political change: The impact of Brexit on UK undergraduates' perception of career. Paper presented at Imagining new perspectives on work - the role of career development in shaping futures

The substantive impact of Brexit on the graduate labour market in the UK is, as yet, far from clear. However a number of recent surveys of UK graduates suggest that up to 39% believe that it will be more difficult to secure graduate employment as a r... Read More about Careers in times of social and political change: The impact of Brexit on UK undergraduates' perception of career.

How has the vote for Brexit impacted upon the career aspirations of UK undergraduates? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Thomson, T. (2018, May). How has the vote for Brexit impacted upon the career aspirations of UK undergraduates?. Poster presented at Postgraduate Research Symposium, University of the West of Scotland

As graduates prepare to enter the post-Brexit world of economic uncertainty, is “getting a graduate job” their priority? And what does a “graduate career” mean nowadays? The substantive impact of Brexit on the UK labour market is not yet clear (In... Read More about How has the vote for Brexit impacted upon the career aspirations of UK undergraduates?.

The impact of Brexit: Values and emotion in career thinking
Journal Article
Thomson, T. (in press). The impact of Brexit: Values and emotion in career thinking. PHOENIX, 25-25

As the next generation of graduates prepare to enter the post-Brexit world of economic uncertainty, is “getting a graduate job” their priority? And what does a “graduate career” mean nowadays? The substantive impact of Brexit on the UK labour ma... Read More about The impact of Brexit: Values and emotion in career thinking.

The impact of Brexit: When politics and career dreams collide
Journal Article
Thomson, T. (in press). The impact of Brexit: When politics and career dreams collide

As the next generation of graduates prepare to enter the post-Brexit world of economic uncertainty, is “getting a graduate job” their priority? And what does a “graduate career” mean nowadays? The substantive impact of Brexit on the UK labour ma... Read More about The impact of Brexit: When politics and career dreams collide.


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